Win a Fellowship to Study in Taiwan in the MOFA Taiwan Fellowship 2021/2022

Submit an application to win a place to study in Taiwan in the MOFA Taiwan Fellowship 2021/2022.

The fellowship provides monthly grants, insurance and covers travel expenses.

Application Deadline: June 30 2021


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  •   Monthly grants are paid at the beginning of every month.
    • Professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows: NT$60,000
    • Assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates: NT$50,000.
  • One round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan (The subsidy will be decided by MOFA in accordance with the relevant regulations).
  • The terms of fellowship are 3 to 12 months.
  • Accident insurance (plus a medical insurance for accidental injuries) coverage of NT$1 million.


  • Recipients shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad.

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Application Instructions

  • Prepare the application documents
    • Resume(including a publication list)
    • Research proposal
    • Two letters of recommendation or one letter of recommendation and one letter of agreement from the highest administrative director of your institution
  • Next Step

Online Application

Fill in the application and upload the above application documents.

  • Next Step

Applicants should print their complete applicaiton form and send all application documents to an R.O.C(Taiwan) Embassy or Representative Office by post.

  • Next Step

The committee will select the candidates basedon the comments from R.O.C (Taiwan) Embassy or Representative Office, and the candidates will be informed by email.

  • Next Step

The candidates should contact ROC universities or research institutions and obtain the letter of consent for them to do research in Taiwan.

  • Next Step

The candidates should send the letter of consent to Taiwan Fellowship team (Email;; ) by December 31st, and check the Terms of Agreement for the Taiwan Fellowship.

  • Next Step

The candidates will obtain the “Grant Authorization Letter” from Taiwan Fellowship team and officially be recognized as the recipients, which will be announced in the News on our website.

  • Next Step

The recipients should apple the “FR” visa with “Grant Authorization Letter” and begin their research in Taiwan (Information for recipient).

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The recipients begin their research in Taiwan (Information for Recipients).

 The recipients should observe the following regulations:

  1. The research proposal and research area provided in the application   cannot be changed without MOFA’s approval. If any change is needed, prior consent from MOFA should be sought.
  2. The recipients should submit their research findings in writing (at least 20 pages) to CCS within three months after the end of the program. During their stay in Taiwan, the recipients should attend academic seminars and relevant activities held by MOFA and commissioned organizers.
  3. During the Fellowship period, the recipients are not allowed to receive any scholarships granted by other governmental agencies or public or private academic institutions and schools based in Taiwan. In addition, recipients cannot engage in part-time work without consent from MOFA.
  4. While in Taiwan, the recipients must abide by ROC law. If a recipient is convicted of violating the Criminal Code or engages in any severe misconduct during the duration of the Fellowship, the recipient’s Fellowship will be revoked.
  5. All expenses exceeding the Fellowship amount must be covered by the recipients.
  6. All related oral or written research reports made by recipients must mention or note the support of the Taiwan Fellowship program.
  7. Recipients must make their own research arrangements in Taiwan.
  8. Recipients must submit their travel itinerary and information on the cooperating research institution(s) in Taiwan to the ROC Embassies and Representative Offices in or nearest to their country of residence, as appropriate, before leaving for Taiwan.
  9. For those awarded a fellowship shorter than six months in duration, the ROC Embassies or Representative Offices abroad will issue a visitor visa. For those awarded a fellowship over six months in duration, the ROC Embassies or Representative Offices abroad will issue a residence visa. Visa fees will be waived in both cases, and “FR-Taiwan Fellowship Recipient” will be noted on the visa.

About the MOFA Taiwan Fellowship

MOFA Taiwan Fellowship

MOFA Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, Asia-Pacific region and Sinology to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Up to now, there have been 1117 scholars from 83 countries accepted by this program.

MOFA Taiwan Fellowship, echoing the APEC Scholarship Initiative, provides 12 Chinese Taipei APEC Fellowship openings per year exclusively for scholars and experts from developing APEC economies. MOFA Taiwan Fellowship is open for application in May and June every year and recipients will conduct their research in Taiwan as early as January the next year.

Key Dates and Order of Program

The year of 2022 online application period is from May 1 to June 30, 2021.

 The evaluation process is as follows:

  •  The ROC Embassy or Representative Office receives the application, verifies the data, and evaluates the applicant’s academic influence or potential;
  • The ROC Embassy or Representative Office describes the reasons for recommending a candidate as a reference for the evaluation committee;
  • MOFA invites scholars, experts and representatives from MOFA to form an evaluation committee for screening the candidates for the Fellowship;
  • The candidate receives and submits to MOFA a “Letter of Consent for Research” from one or more universities or academic institutions in Taiwan, thereby completing the Fellowship application process.

The minimum duration of a fellowship is three months, and the maximum one year.

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